Associate Director, Supply Chain - (R1028349) in Marietta, GA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/31/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Marietta, GA
  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


Direct all Supply Chain operations and initiations including sourcing, purchasing, inventory, logistics, kit assembly and order fulfillment that are local to the Q2 Solutions Marietta, GA site.   This position will report directly to the Global Head of Supply Chain and will be responsible to manage roughly 100 local staff members across the various supply chain functions and direct that activities of suppliers who provide support to the site.  There will also be responsibility to identify opportunities and make appropriate recommendations to local, regional and global executives related to improvements in quality, delivery, efficiency and cost while also ensuring adherence corporate purchasing policy and Q2 Solutions strategy.


• Actively participate on the Global Supply Chain leadership team and partner with the global, regional and local heads of supply chain functions to drive operational improvements.
• Participate on local site leadership council.
• Oversee warehouse, inventory and replenishment processes to ensure supply continuity and expense control.
• Oversee direct & indirect materials and services purchase order process activity in support laboratory, project services, specimen management and kit assembly operations.
• Provide management of kit assembly manufacturing operations including order management, assembly, quality assurance and shipping.
• Oversee the Quality Control process to ensure accurate shipment of clinical trials material to investigator sites.
• Oversee the ongoing process of resupplying kits to investigator sites and continual monitoring and update of the inventory system.
• Create and maintain documentation of hazardous materials shipping documentation according to applicable regulations,
• Responsible for the training of all staff according to the time guidelines in the clinical trials materials (CTM) training plan.
• Liaise closely with the Project Management group to ensure effective preparation and implementation of start-up processes for new protocols.
• Coordinate logistics resource, including project initiatives / assignments in support of order fulfillment, stock transfer and inbound materials shipments.
• Implement global standard operating procedures to ensure compliance for import, export, and logistics regulatory processes.
• Develop and maintain good communications and working relationships with internal and external clients, regulatory agencies, suppliers, couriers and related companies.
• Maintain and adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training.
• Keep abreast of current data, trends, regulations, developments, and advances in area of expertise.
• Develop or support new processes to improve supply operations within the company.
• Develop, revise and maintain current practices, polices and procedures to support both the department and internal / external customers.
• Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resources matters.


• Effective organizational and interpersonal skills
• Effective communication skills and strong presentation skills
• Skill extracting relevant data to measure performance indicators and proactively plan for growth and scalability
• Ability to lead and motivate high-performing teams
• Ability to analyze work processes to drive efficiency and scalability
• Ability to manage multiple projects and ensure that they are performed in a quality manner
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
• Good working knowledge of lab procedures
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Ability to effectively delegate work
• Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects, and direct team members

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in export / import operations and shipping regulations including hazmat shipping; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


• Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
• Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
• Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
• May require occasional travel.

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Job ID: R1028349